December 20th, 2014
Published on Nov 13, 2014
The world governing body of football… is at the center of attention again over the highly questionable winning bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
As soon as a FIFA ethics report cleared Russia and Qatar of corruption allegations…
the man behind the independent investigation labeled the report as “false”, while the chairman of the English Football Association called the entire situation a “joke.”
Connie Lee breaks it down for us. These latest developments are a farce even by FIFA′s standards.
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December 18th, 2014
By Mark Langshaw
Sony has apparently declined to renew its sponsorship of FIFA due to reports of corruption within football’s governing body.
The consumer electronics giant will cut all ties with the scandal-hit organisation after its existing contract expires on December 31, according to Nikkei.
The report states that Sony will instead invest its money in “completing structural reforms” during the current financial quarter, but it follows fierce criticism of FIFA regarding its handling of the bidding processes for the upcoming World Cups in Russia and Qatar.
FIFA’s sponsors have found themselves under mounting pressure to speak out against the organisation, with Emirates Airline withdrawing its backing and Coca-Cola publicly expressing its disappointment about the revelations.
Sony has sponsored numerous FIFA tournaments as part of an eight-year agreement worth £222 million, including last summer’s World Cup.
FIFA is yet to officially confirm that Sony has declined to renew the contract.Categories: Uncategorized,
December 16th, 2014
Published on Nov 19, 2014
It has been a dark Tuesday for French football with dozens of arrests and raids over possible corruption and match-fixing. Caen and Nîmes officials are suspected of fixing a Ligue 2 match allowing Nîmes to avoid relegation. Story by Kethevane Gorjestani and Julia Sieger
FRANCE 24 EnglishCategories: bribery, Corruption, Europe,
December 14th, 2014
Qatar 2022 communications chief Nasser Al Khater said “reader fatigue” was setting in after a British newspaper printed fresh claims of vote-buying by 2018 hosts Russia and the wealthy Gulf state.
MANILA: Qatar dismissed new allegations of corruption in the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup as they basked in strong support from FIFA chief Sepp Blatter and Asian football officials.
Qatar 2022 communications chief Nasser Al Khater said “reader fatigue” was setting in after a British newspaper printed fresh claims of vote-buying by 2018 hosts Russia and the wealthy Gulf state. He said it was telling that the Sunday Times sought parliamentary privilege, a defence against libel, before publishing unproven claims it says were secretly compiled by Britain’s bid team for the 2018 event.
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December 12th, 2014
FIFA has announced that Russia and Qatar did not bribe officials during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process, and the games will continue as planned. The decision came as a shock to the ethics prosecutor and investigator, Michael Garcia, who intends to appeal the ruling by FIFA ethics judge, Joachim Eckert. Although whistleblower accusations of bribery were dismissed, Eckert did concede that there was a “lack of transparency” in the bidding. We explore Qatar’s troubled case for hosting the games-from slave labor, to illegal alcohol sales and homosexuality- and see how Qatar has smooth talked concerned parties in this Lip News look at FIFA corruption, with Elliot Hill and Mark Sovel.
www.thelip.tvCategories: bribery, Corruption,
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